American Country Awards To Honor Alabama

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• November 22, 2011

Alabama will receive the Greatest Hits Award at the American Country Awards and perform during the broadcast next month (12/5) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

The ACA Greatest Hits Award is presented to a country music act that has produced an extensive catalog of No. 1 hits throughout its career.

Alabama has enjoyed more than 30 years in the music industry having sold more than 73 million records and celebrated 43 No. 1 singles since signing with RCA in 1980.

Fan voting for the second annual American Country Awards, hosted by Trace Adkins and Kristin Chenoweth, remains open until Friday, Dec. 2 at www.theacas.com.

The ACAs will air Monday, Dec. 5 at 8:00PM (ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX with performances by Adkins, Chenoweth, Scotty McCreery, Blake Shelton, Pistol Annies, Eli Young Band, Lauren Alaina, Thompson Square, and The Band Perry. There will be appearances by Josh Turner, Jordin Sparks, the JaneDear girls, Bill Engvall, and the men of Pawn Stars (Richard Harrison, Rick Harrison, Corey Harrison and Austin Russell).

Bob Bain (Teen Choice 2011, Kids’ Choice Awards) is executive producer, Fletcher Foster, Paul Flattery and Tisha Fein serve as producers; and Greg Sills is supervising producer. Michael Dempsey will direct the special.

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